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Over 90 percent of power now restored in USVI

Governor Kenneth Mapp has announced that his administration achieved its goal to restore 90 percent of power to the US Virgin Islands by the holidays, after two Category 5 hurricanes nearly wiped out the territory’s entire electrical grid.

“We set Christmas Day as our target and the linemen and many others worked hard to make this happen,” the governor said. “My team was in daily, and often hourly, contact with those working on the power restoration effort and we held regular meetings detailing energization efforts neighborhood by neighborhood, road by road.”

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